Elk horn slabs

blksmith

Active Member
I have some Elk Horn Sheds where the main stem is to big for a handle.
How would I go about taking a 1/8 or 1/4 inch section out of the center?
What would be good to hold the horn and be removable after the cutting?
Is water glass water soluable?
Take care
TJ Smith
 

wall e

Well-Known Member
I dunno about the waterglass question but using chicago screws would make the scales removable.
Am unsure as to why one would want to remove scales unless as a display item.
 

blksmith

Active Member
Sorry. Don,t want to remove the scales from the knife. I want to remove the scales from whatever i use to hold them while cutting a section out of the center to make them smaller in diameter.
Take care
TJ Smith
 

wall e

Well-Known Member
Depending on how your planning on using the shed the whole thing can be used as a handle for full tangs, hidden tangs and even go as far as to use the long skinny ones to hold a fire steel and pair it with the knife handle that it was cut from.
However you use it DO NOT TRY TO DRIVE THE ANTLER ONTO A TANG!!!!!!!! I tried it once to prove I could do where others failed and split 3/4 of the handle. The interior is porus but much like straight grained wood, splits waay too easy.
 

wall e

Well-Known Member
Baaaaaah its when you start sanding it flat on the disk that it smells reallly good.
 
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